Winogradsky Column / Kira O’Reilly (IE/FI), Photo: Gvidas Bindokas

Winogradsky Column

Kira O’Reilly (IE/FI)

Making the Invisible World of Microorganisms Visible

The tutorial invites one to create Winogradsky columns using water and soil combined with other materials, from a water source nearby SODAS 2123. As we get our hands wet and muddy, we talk about the environments and ecosystems we are part of, both physically and temporally, and the degree of our influence. We also consider different ways our columns might function: as environmental portraits, metabolizing archives, durational sculptures, social planning for micro-organism communities, or bacterial architecting.

Kira O’Reilly (IE/FI)

Kira O’Reilly is an artist working across visual art and performance, live art and science, art and technology interfaces, as well as writing. Through her interdisciplinary practice, she considers speculative reconfigurations around The Body. Since 1998, she has been giving presentations, teaching and exhibiting her art widely.